The alphorn is the Swiss national instrument and symbol of dairy farming. The alphorn is crooked like a fir grown on a hillside it resembles. The wooden mouthpiece facilitates the generation of natural sounds, which are touching and heart-warming. Since 1910, the Swiss Yodeling Association has promoted the alphorn tradition in courses.
The idyllic, hilly landscape of the Emmental is a picture of lushness. This goodness finds expression both in the valley’s produce – such as the world-famous cheese – and its architecture, notably the big farmhouses with low-slung roofs, flower-adorned façades and colourful gardens.